RESPONSIBILITIES TO OUR CHILDREN
The district is required to identify educationally exceptional pupils and to provide to each a free, appropriate public education.
Our district employs the services of professionals who can evaluate a student, develop an IEP (Individualized Education Program), and provide a program for those eligible for special education.
The teacher is responsible for implementing the educational program, monitoring the daily program and communicating with the student, parent, and Child Study Team. Teachers plan activities so that students are afforded opportunities to learn.
The chief responsibility of the School Administrator is the supervision, evaluation and implementation of instruction. They are responsible for the administration and supervision of the entire school program. They also serve as chairperson of the Child Study Team.
The Child Study Team (CST) is the group of professionals assigned to the student's case to develop and oversee the implementation of the IEP. Parents/Guardians should regularly interface with this team, which consists of a Learning Consultant, School Psychologist, and Social Worker, and other members appropriate for the student's needs A Case Manager is assigned to every classified student.
Parents/Guardians work as partners with professionals in the decision making process. Parents may refer their child in writing to the CST. The Parent's/Guardian's signature is required before evaluations may be conducted by the CST, and before a child may begin an individualized education program.
Parents/Guardians should request a current copy of the New Jersey Administrative Code on Special Education and Parental Rights In Special Education (PRISE) in order to be fully informed of their rights.